Remains : The Pick Of Destiny For My Destiny

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I hand sculpted and hand painted the “Pick of Destiny” from Tenacious D for my husband Frank as a little surprise for Valentine’s Day this year.

To make it more custom I sculpted it so when you flip it over it looks as though it formed and took over one of the Axe Man’s Bridge picks we had made when his band was still together. I put a small necklace ring on the top incase he wants to hang or display it.

Needless to say he was very happy when I gifted to him and I was super excited to be able to try my hands at more sculpting.

See this creation and more of my rocking creations on the Remains page of my portfolio website!

Stay Spooky & Magical,
LDG Nicole

Drippings: Stronger Than The Storm

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Now that the recipient has received it, here’s a little painting I did as a gift to someone I know who is facing some major storms right now.

I was trying to think of something to send them as a gift to brighten their spirits and then I saw this little 4″ x 6″ blank canvas stashed in my art room and inspiration struck. So glad that it did because they really like it and it made the gift more personable.

Enjoy this little painting? Then be sure to visit my portfolio website and check out the Drippings page as well as the Remains page to see other things I have painted over the years.

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Dead Girl Decay: Custom Jack Skellington Barrette

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What’s this? It’s a Jack themed Dead Girl Decay Barrette that I was commissioned to make for a return client in the UK! For the last 5 years he has commissioned me to make a new themed hair piece for his wife and its the first thing she opens on Christmas morning. This year he chose Jack Skellington. A character I have held dear to my heart since I was a kid.

Due to me always wanting to make my creations unique and there being so many Nightmare Before Christmas things out there, I decided to hand sculpt and paint the center piece for this one instead of resurrecting something store bought. This included Jack’s face, his bat bow tie and some whimsical Tim Burtonesque swirls for each side. I had never used this specific medium for sculpting so I challenged myself to try something new and am so glad that I did. Here is how it came out.

Living Dead Girl Nicole's Handmade Jack Skellington Custom Barrette

Since the barrette was going to be just black and white I added a touch of iridescent glitter here and there as a sparkly representation of when Jack first discovers snow. I found the perfect feather fringe from Moonlight Feather Inc. I loved how thin and wispy it looked and the alternating black and white gave it a striped look that gave me total Jack suit vibes.

When I sent photos to the client weeks ago he loved it and could not wait to gift it to her. Today I received these photos and a message from him on Etsy telling me how much his wife loves it too. She even made it a point to pose with a little Jack figurine! How great are these?….

It means so much to me to know that my creations continue to make someone else’s holidays brighter and I truly look forward to the “Ok I got this year’s theme picked out” message I get a few months prior to the holidays. I have always loved doing custom orders because I feel like they are a creative challenge and they really get my creative blood flowing. This one in particular also allowed me to discover a new medium that I am already using in my other creations. A win win all around.

Check out more of my Dead Girl Decay barrettes as well as other Freaky Fanatic Happy Customer photos on my portfolio website. Looking to have something custom made? Contact me for details and pricing. Did you receive one of my pieces of art this holiday season? Contact me to submit your photos and to be featured! You can also submit by sending me a message via my Amazon or Etsy shops!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

KeepItHandmade Rainbow Themed Artist Auction Starts Tonight!

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The Rainbow Themed Artist Auction at @keepithandmade starts tonight on Instagram at 8pm EST!

Be sure to follow their page so that when the auction opens you can start to comment your bids! This Auction is going to be huge. There are multi-colored items as well as color specific items to choose from. Their page alone is worth checking out just to see how beautiful it looks with everyone’s colorful handmade creations posted along side each other!

I will have 2 multi-colored and 2 solid colored items up for bidding. I also made sure to have a little bit of everything since I have such a wide range of things that I make.

Here are the direct links to make it easier for you to find them…

Limited Edition “It’s Gonna Be That Kind of Mornin'” Pee Wee’s Playhouse Signed Print in Upcycled Frame

Spiritual Skullerfly Crystal Wreath Hanging Decor in Carnelian for Creativity Manifestation and Sacral Chakra Healing

Spiritual Skullerfly Crystal Wreath Hanging Decor in Aventurine for Prosperity Manifestation and Heart Chakra Healing

Smiley The Undead Clown Lifesize Faux Taxidermy Wall Hanging/Display

If you can or can not bid PLEASE go support my work by going to the item listings in the links above and liking them. This shows up in your feed and helps others find my work. It also helps with the Instagram algorithm. Not on Instagram? You can still help by sharing the link to this blog post with your email contacts or with your social media followers. Support small business and the artists who still get their hands dirty to create!

Stay Spooky & Magical
LDG Nicole